Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rogers has revealed that he hasn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccination because he is allergic to one of the ingredients of the vaccine. Aaron said that he did think about taking Johnson and Johnson vaccine once but then opted out of taking it out due to some side effects. NFL has deemed him as unvaccinated and it is unsure how this situation will develop after he caught COVID-19 recently.
I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. Health is not a one-size-fits-all for everybody, and for me it involved a lot of study in the offseason. First of all, I didn't lie in the initial press conference. During that time, it was a witch hunt that was going on across the league, where everybody in the media was so concerned about who was vaccinated and who wasn't and what that meant and who was being selfish and who would talk about it, what it meant if they said it's a personal decision and they shouldn't have to disclose their own medical information. And at the time, my plan was to say that I have been immunized. It wasn't some sort of ruse or lie. It was the truth, and I'll get into the whole immunization in a second. But had there been a follow-up to my statement that I've been immunized, I would have responded with this: I would have said, 'Look, I'm not some sort of anti-vax, flat-Earther. I am somebody who's a critical thinker.
Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers